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    Dairy and veg oil industries learned from Trump, confuse the issue, then cast doubt concerning what is butter and what is not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garret View Post
    Kerrygold sold in the US is made from US milk. IOW - it ain't imported. IIRC, the company is based in Chicago.

    1x1x4 butter sticks are simply the correct shape. Anything else is a commie conspiracy.

    Why would anyone buy butter that's not locally made? Oh right - same reason as buying water shipped from Fiji...

    Kerrygood butter and cheese is Irish-made from Irish cow juice.

    Labeled as such.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicholas Carey View Post
    Kerrygood butter and cheese is Irish-made from Irish cow juice.

    Labeled as such.
    My mistake - thanks for correcting me.
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    We buy our milk, butter and a range of cheeses from a farm a couple of K's away. Meat and some veg from another and of course we grow a lot of our own veg and eat our own fruit year round.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred Z View Post
    I can't believe this thread is still going... over the shape of butter quarters? Geez Louise, guys!

    And, BTW, every cereal ever made is better than Cap'n Crunch. That stuff is the Jujubes of cereal - sticks to your teeth like it's epoxied on.
    Even Count Chocula?

    Total thread drift: There's a lobster boat in Georgetown, ME named Cap'n Crunch. Seems he has a propensity for hitting rocks. It's bright orange too...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred Z View Post
    I can't believe this thread is still going... over the shape of butter quarters? Geez Louise, guys!

    And, BTW, every cereal ever made is better than Cap'n Crunch. That stuff is the Jujubes of cereal - sticks to your teeth like it's epoxied on.
    don't believe ive ever actually tried capn crunch. i was lying, because that's totally in right now.

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    You worldly sorts just leave me awestruck. I've never even had them fancier cereals. What a big, wide, world it is...
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    Butter is basic. My Aunt Vern used to make her own on the dairy farm. She was a great cook, her sponge cakes legendary. When the dairy farm became too small to be profitable Reg and Vern leased most of the farm and started a baking and catering business. In the early stage of their business the local Woolworths store tried to finish them off, as they do with all local competition, but they were able to make a good go of it being able to take a few overseas trips in their retirement. Tough life though.
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    IDK about Kerrygold. I've bought it, it's fine, but not special, IMO>

    I have Irish grandparents, off the boat, they never once mentioned anything special about the butter back at home.

    As for Fruit Brute, loved it as a kid. For trivia, so did Quentin Tarantino. In fact, he "product placed" it in his film, Pulp Fiction, buying NOS boxes from collectors.It's the discerning breakfast choice for astute drug dealers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred Z View Post
    I can't believe this thread is still going... over the shape of butter quarters? Geez Louise, guys!

    And, BTW, every cereal ever made is better than Cap'n Crunch. That stuff is the Jujubes of cereal - sticks to your teeth like it's epoxied on.
    sticks to your teeth. . .

    after ripping the skin from the roof of your mouth like razor clams

    i was a fruit loops and cookie crisps guy, not at the sane time
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    ^ Fruit Brute tastes like Fruit Loops with little marshmallows.

    You do know that, despite all the colors, there is only one flavor of fruit loop, right?

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    when I was about six I grabbed the box of sugar frosted corn flakes and went around the house to stuff my face. That took care of that addiction. But never got over sour dough bread.

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    Yep, buy local good stuff. Importing butter from overseas is just foolish. Don't even mention margarine in this state!
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    buy local good stuff

    easy to say for a wisconsinite!
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    Don't believe so.
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    Don't forget... some of us KNOW where you live!!! <G>
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iceboy View Post
    Yep, buy local good stuff. Importing butter from overseas is just foolish. Don't even mention margarine in this state!
    I dated a gal from Appleton many years ago.

    She said that when she was a kid, margarine came as a white brick, with a little pouch of yellow dye you could mix in with it.
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    A friend calls it "Snot Butter".

    'nuf said.
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    Wisconsin had at the time prohibition of on look alike butter substitutes. It was the irony of the day that dairy families bought and used Oleo Margarine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom from Rubicon View Post
    Wisconsin had at the time prohibition of on look alike butter substitutes. It was the irony of the day that dairy families bought and used Oleo Margarine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garret View Post
    Another midwest "feature" is that so many restaurants in farm country serve fake cream with coffee. 'You guys don't believe in supporting farmers?" "Of course we do!" "Then why aren't you serving half & half or cream?" "Never thought about it..."
    I've had the same experience enough times to conclude that we northeasterners are spoiled, and easily lose sight of the fact that enormous tracts of this country, even where the food is made, are food-deserts in which restaurants and grocers have very few options with regard to sourcing ingredients.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeG View Post
    when I was about six I grabbed the box of sugar frosted corn flakes and went around the house to stuff my face. That took care of that addiction. But never got over sour dough bread.
    IKR?

    And with butter, even!

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    NZ is big on butter, and likes selling it in the USA.


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    We have butter from that #hellhole NZ. I approve. We also sometimes buy the Irish butter mentioned in the thread.

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    We mostly use margarine because the wife said it's healthier and she's bigger than me. There used to be an ad on TV here for butter- little girl asks her mum what butter is made from and mum replies Milk. Little girl then asks her mother what margarine is made from and her mother says I don't know, ask your father- he's the chemist. JayInOz

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    bought some of that imported butter, just this once, for academic purposes.

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    i realize theres half a dozen things in my cart i will need to defend. 1) cant grow limes here 2) we eat a lot of onions and already went through this years crop 3) yes thats dried oregano, my herb garden failed when i knocked it over with the tractor 4) yes thats shredded iceberg lettuce so sue me 5) i will try to grow some cauliflower next year

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    Quote Originally Posted by L.W. Baxter View Post
    bought some of that imported butter, just this once, for academic purposes.

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    i realize theres half a dozen things in my cart i will need to defend. 1) cant grow limes here 2) we eat a lot of onions and already went through this years crop 3) yes thats dried oregano, my herb garden failed when i knocked it over with the tractor 4) yes thats shredded iceberg lettuce so sue me 5) i will try to grow some cauliflower next year
    I bet you could find a volunteer who'd come show you how to drive that tractor... so no more gardens need be destroyed? <G>

    Seriously... do let us know what you think of the two butters.
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    how did that get in there???

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    Yeah... garlic grows great here. My sweetie grows some, even though her gardening has almost atrophied with all we've got going on. I'll tell you a secret, though... the neighborhood Vietnamese market has bulk peeled organic garlic cloves for a very reasonable price. Sometimes I'll indulge, and throw a jar full into the freezer.
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    Ghee, all this talk of butter is making me hungry!

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    Ghee wizz!
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    Now I need to know how they make the butter "extra creamy"
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